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North Korean threat looms over trilateral summit in China

Amid frayed ties, Moon and Abe to have first formal meeting in 15 months

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Third Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea.   © Reuters

SEOUL/TOKYO/SHANGHAI -- Against a backdrop of North Korean threats, the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea will meet in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Tuesday.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will host Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in in the southwestern Sichuan Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping will also meet the Japanese and Korean leaders respectively in Beijing.

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